KEXP Presents: Little Big Show with Starbucks and STG

KEXP Presents: Little Big Show with Starbucks and STGKEXP, Starbucks and STG are partnering together to present ‘Little Big Show’, a concert series created to benefit our city’s arts organizations.

Throughout the year, we will present bands at The Neptune, and donate 100% of ticket sales to a local non-profit.

‘Little Big Show 9’ with
Cloud Cult w/ Benjamin Verdoes

The Neptune
Friday, May 16th @ 8pm
All Ages, 21+ bar
All tickets $15.
100% of ticket sales benefit: Hugo House

Hugo House

What is Hugo House?...
“What is Hugo House? “Hugo House is for writers – from their first word to their last. It’s a place to read words, hear words, and make your own words better. They provide classes, events, and fellowships for emerging and established writers.””


Our eighth Little Big Show featured Washed Out w/Kingdom Crumbs and Kisses. The show’s beneficiary was Reel Grrls. Reel Grrls empowers young women from diverse communities to realize their power, talent and influence through media production. Their mission is to cultivate voice and leadership in girls at a vulnerable age in their development.

Reel Grrls

Little Big Show #8

Friday, January 31st @ 8pm

Seattle Music Partners

Our seventh Little Big Show featured The Joy Formidable w/Feral Children. The show’s beneficiary was Seattle Music Partners. SMP provides a free after-school music program for under-served elementary school students in Seattle’s Central District. SMP also provides a unique opportunity for skilled musicians to give back to their community.

Little Big Show #7

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

View photos here.

The Vera Project
Our sixths Little Big Show featured Jim James w/Cold Specks. The show’s beneficiary was The Vera Project. Vera is an all-ages volunteer-fueled music and arts venue. By engaging participants at all levels of music production and community organizing, Vera strives to fulfill its mission to foster a participatory creative culture through popular music concerts, arts programs, experiential learning and volunteer opportunities for all ages, especially young people. Vera’s programs are always all ages, with a focus on young people ages 14 to 24.

Little Big Show #6

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

View photos here.

What is Youth in Focus
Our fifth Little Big Show featured The Walkmen w/ Father John Misty. The show’s beneficiary was Youth in Focus, an afterschool program that uses intensive photography training as a tool to help disadvantaged teens develop personal voice, positive identity, social skills and artistic skills, offering free, multi-level classes for teens ages 13-19 in both film and digital photography.

Little Big Show #5

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

View photos here.

826 Seattle
Our fourth Little Big Show featured First Aid Kit w/Laura Gibson. The show’s beneficiary was 826 Seattle. 826 Seattle is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to helping youth, ages six to 18, improve their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

Little Big Show #4

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Nffty Our third Little Big Show featured Dum Dum Girls and Craft Spells. The show’s beneficiary was NFFTY, or “National Film Festival for Talented Youth” and is the largest youth film festival in the world.

Little Big Show #3

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Our second show featured Real Estate and local group Poor Moon. Our beneficiary was Coyote Central, an organization that cultivates competence and creativity in adolescents through projects with professionals in the studio and out in the community.

Coyote Central Logo
Benefiting Coyote Central

Little Big Show #2

April 20, 2012
KEXP, Starbucks & STG are back in the saddle for the return of Little Big Show at The Neptune, featuring Real Estate & Poor Moon. 100% of ticket sales benefiting Coyote Central

Real Estate - The quintessential East Coast indie rock band, Real Estate currently based in Brooklyn and signed to Domino Records. Real Estate has a vibe all unto themselves, as can be seen on their successful sophomore LP, Days. The five piece rock outfit play clean cut shoegaze that feels like warm surf on a cloudy day. Real Estate will carry you away to simpler times and simpler feelings.

Poor Moon - The brainchild of Fleet Foxes associates Christian Wargo and Casey Wescott, who are joined by brothers Peter and Ian Murray, Poor Moon plays indie surf rock with a laid back Seattle twist. Their tracks are laced with reverberated guitar and vocal lines that are heavy on harmony. Their debut EP Illusion, is out now and a full-length is due out later this year.



Little Big Show #1

Our first show on February 16, 2012, featured local artists Pickwick, with special guest Fly Moon Royalty. 100% of ticket sales support local arts. This inaugural show raised over $13,000 for Arts Corps, founded on the belief that all young people, not just those with resources, deserve access to quality arts learning opportunities.

Pickwick - Pickwick have come into their own with a sound that is far more soulful and poppy than the wistful, western folk-iness that has become so prevalent in the local music scene as of late. This soulfulness comes primarily by way of frontman Galen Disston’s unchained vocals, as well as from some soul- and gospel-related instrumentation such as the organ.
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Fly Moon Royalty - The combination that makes up electro-soul duo Fly Moon Royalty is vocalist/ fast talker Adra Boo and DJ/Producer/Emcee Action Jackson. Boo, a Seattle native and sophisticated songstress whose inspiration is drawn from everyday life, has been blazing trails in the theater and burlesque community while building her name as a unique host for special events.
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3 Comments

  1. flynt cullup
    Posted January 26, 2012 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    i love pickwick and i gotta hot date for the show. help a brotha.

  2. Jim Spangler
    Posted April 4, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    sounds awesome!

  3. Mark
    Posted January 25, 2014 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    pickwick and Fly Moon Royalty ♥ the best.
    Thanks Kexp.

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